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Whisky a Go Go
Vallen 1980
Pen and ink on paper
9 1/2" x 11"

I memorialized L.A.'s famous Whisky a Go Go club in this pen and ink drawing. I included the Dead Kennedys/Wall of Voo Doo marquee along with the ubiquitous LAPD black and white squad car.

A regular at the Whisky, I saw the Ramones, Gang of Four, Blondie, Germs, Screamers, X, and other groundbreaking bands play the venue.

In the psychedelic 60's, the "Whisky" was a world famous nightclub where the The Doors and The Seeds would play. But by the time the late 70's came along, a whole new generation of disaffected youth were yearning for something new.

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